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just learned that green party u.s. senate candidate natasha pettigrew has died. she was riding her bike near prince georges community college in largo when she was struck. the driver, christy littleford said she thought she hit an animal and drove to her home even though the bicycle was lodged under her suv. at this point, police have not charged littleford. we are continuing to follow the story and also the robbery. more redales on -- details on our website wusa9.com and on 9news now beginning at 5:00 p.m. >>> d. c. police have charged adams of maryland with involuntarmanslaughter. 26-year-old julia bartletter of austria was killed. the accident happened nearly two weeks ago near 18th street northwest in the adams morgan area. adams was driving under the influence when the crash happened. >>> the growing problem of texting and talking while driving is taking center stage today in washington. transportation secretary ray lahood is hosting a distracted driving summit. at the same time, the d. c. police are cracking down on drivers. kristin fisher spent the morning at a check point where
>>> this is 9 news now. >>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thanks for joining us. our 9 news now team called it. our weather team said we were going to have storms and storms we have had. and they have been causing problems because there are pockets in our region dealing with flooding. the driver of a car in annandale, taking a look right now at the picture, he had to be rescued. he was in deep water. the question remaining is, how much longer before it's over. so let's get to our meteorologist howard who has more on the day's storm alert. >> jc, tropical rains have been phenomenal. they are letting schools out and i doubt they will be going again tomorrow down there. the back edge and western sections pull in to west central virginia. in a few hours we will start to see a lull. we are not done with the rain yet. the tropical connection going to the atlantic and looks like another wave may be forming so that more rain could be tonight in to tomorrow. and with all of the rain we have had, the light greene county, the entire metro region, southern maryland, culpeper, up to pennsylvania,
they are telling us they are bringing in buses so that some of the residents can sit on the bus and not be out here on the street. of course we will give you the latest as it is available. reporting live in northwest washington, lindsey mastis, 9 news now. >>> the u street corridor is open again after a seven-hour shutdown yesterday. police cordoned the area off after a shooting after a funeral. the driver had been shot and passenger was killed. a friend of the panel said he witnessed another shooting last month and was scared his life might be in danger. officers took two people in to custody but no word whether they were charged in the shooting yesterday. >>> an update on the death of a green party candidate for the u.s. senate in maryland. in a written statement, henry said, i can think of no greater honor than to run my daughter's race to the finish line. henry will go up against incumbent senator barbara mikulski. a walter reed doctor who refused to deploy to afghanistan because he dunn believe that president obama was born in the united states is facing another legal setback. during a hearing
. these drivers are only able to squeeze by using that left shoulder. as a result of that, they are in a solid jam up at river road. let's show you 50 west where we have more problems. this is new. an accident at mlk jr. highway. you have a one hour drive moving it outside northbound on 95 from dale city to the mixing bowl. clearing bumper-to-bumper. that is the only good news there with no accidents. watch for flooding on the inner and outer loop at the 123 exit. you have a good amount of congestion at 95 to 66. as you continue over trying to get to the american legion bridge. we have crash activity. it comes from the dulles toll road to 67. we know that all of the access lanes are blocked. it is taking away one lane on the left side. drivers here are pretty much stacked at hunter mill. back to you. >>> thank you. you heard it from howard and devin. we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. flooding during a downpour is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i w
is joining us live from 495. >> reporter: anybody that has ever driven along the 395 corridor during rush hour know how bad it can be. but many drivers fear with the opening of this new mark center, many people fear that rush hour conditions on 395 could get much, much worse. two hours a day worth in fact. and last night, hundreds of fairfax county residents preparedded with the officials at the department of defense to delay the opening till better transportation is in place. they say it will be intolerable conditions for drivers. and now 6400 people are set to start working at the mark center next fall. he was built nowhere near a metro station. it would force and influx much drivers on the i495 corridor, tacking on an average of two hours are to the commute. the department of defense says don't worry, we got a plan. they are going to stagger work hours and encourage workers to carpool. but there are people are saying there's no way that will work. >> this is absurd to our intelligence. i beg you to look at the idea of true mass transportation. >> reporter: that's a terrible thought. an
down. i want to let you know about chain bridge being closed because of ongoing bridge repair. use the 14th street bridge, roosevelt or key bridge. the traffic from 123 is being diverted away from the bridge. take you to the beltway in virginia, lanes are wide open from braddock up to 66. nice, clean and green. 270, good morning, maryland, heading southbound, no incidents or accidents. a good amount of volume building between germantown road making your way to montgomery village avenue. now over to andrea. >> thank you, angie. >>> at the top of the hour, here are the stories happening today. bermuda officials are heading out to assess the damage caused by hurricane igor. the storm passed 40 miles to the west of the island but weakened to a category 1 hurricane. parts of bermuda were flooded from the heavy rain. over 19,000 people in the british territory are without power this morning. >>> prosecutors in michigan are holding a press conference today to announce more charges against the suspected serial killer. police believe he stabbed and killed five people in michigan. he is a su
of an ambulance accident investigation that continues. we will have more on that coming up. use route 4 as the alternate. take you to the northbound trip on 95 in virginia. slow between the prince william parkway and 123 and approaching the fairfax county parkway. 395, drivers are also stuck in a delay stretching from edsall to seminary. 270 southbound is how we will wrap up. marylanders right now more drivers are hitting the road. we are tracking them from germantown road to 370. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. treasury secretary, timothy geithner will testify later today before lawmakers. the obama administration is taking a tougher stand with china. lawmakers say china exporters have an unfair price advantage making it harder for for american companies to compete the u.s. >>> a relief well could be completed today at the site of the largest oil spill in the nation's history. the broken well that caused the spill in the gulf of mexico could finally be sealed for good by sunday. it has been capped since mid july. >>> new figures we
at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. >>> well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. >>> a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fir
the child to us yet and neighbors describe an awful scene. right before noon today, a mother outside screaming for help. the first police officers arriving here quickly hustling the child and his father into a police car, racing him away to the hospital near here, but it was too late. >> it was the cords on a set of window shades that apparently strangled the child. inside the ground floor apartment at 901 north hampton, an incident shocked neighbors. >> it's like a chain cord. the baby got tangled inside it. we weren't there. we saw the helicopter, the police took the baby. and the detectives are here. it's crazy. >> police did not wait for an ambulance. an officer immediately got his boy in a washington hospital just 2 1/2 miles away. >> they have three children. three boys and they are all small. they go to elementary school. the one died is a year and a half. >> police investigating the incident believe it was an accident. most apartments in this complex are outfitted with shades that open and close with a wand that's impossible for children to tangle in. but some residents
on the victim. yet yesterday afternoon, we found this sneaker which the victim's mother tells us belonged to her. we called police and asked them to pick it up. that was yesterday, 6:00 in the afternoon. guess what? it is now tuesday and it is still here. >> so you just called them, you call them and tell them i will be sitting here until they come. i am not moving until they pick the sneaker up. >> maryland state police officers eventually returned to the scene and the investigation would be thorough. >>> somehow wants a law calling for more safety on bike paths and she wants that law to carry her dead daughter's name. reporting live, i'm armando trull, back to you. >> thank you. a driver accused of hitting a pedestrian now faces involuntary manslaughter charges. this after the 26-year-old austrian woman she allegedly struck died. police say shamika adams was about to turn left off of 18th street when her car ran over the median on september 8. two pedestrians were hit, then the car veered into a restaurant. adams also faces dwi charges. >>> a virginia man is recovering from his injuries ton
-together homes in the 8300 block of tillotts loop. kristin fisher is joining us with more. >> the fire is out but the families are feeling the affects of this massive fire. three homes were destroyed t. eight more damaged. and the families that were living inside are being housed by the red cross. started around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. that's this when the fire broke out. neighbors heard a loud bang and saw two houses engulfed in flames an then the flames spread to eight houses total. neighbors said it looked like dominoes falling. the flames were so powerful it carried embers 350-yards away. the plumes of smoke so thick and heavy that many driving to manassas after work thought that a plane had crashed nearby. >> i saw five plumes separate. and i thought, man i hope -- i know the airport is there and everything. we have great security here. >> reporter: incredibly no one was inside the homes when the fire broke out. a few people did go to the hospital for smoke inhalation. but for the most part everyone is fine. sadly several pets, cats and dogs were trapped inside one of the homes. all of
. consumer borrowing fell in july. house holds bullet cut back on credit card use for the 23rd month in a row. that is a drag on the economy have which is powered by consumer spending. >>> when we think of customizing a car we may think of rims and spoilers but eyelashes, meet car lashes they atrap above the head lights and they are selling out. the first 2,000 are gone and another 10,000 orders on file. the cost 25 there's a pair. you can also buy eye liner for your car for $20. >> why do i want that? >> i don't know. some people like it for the vw bug. it's cute. >> okay. >> okay. >> personality. >> what do you have in the next half hour? >> we have today's money saver. today we will save you cash at the seafood section of the grocery store. >> you can save cash by not buying eyelashes for your car. something for everyone, right. thank you, jess. >>> virginia governor has released details of his plans to privatize the liquor industry. the he says the state can raise a half billion dollars by selling the abc stores and take in $230 million a year by auctioning 1,000 liquor licenses. the bulk
give us an idea of what it was? you said you couldn't work with the chairman. has that changed? you campaigned for mayor fenty. your candidate lost. can you give us any reaction? >> i don't think we went that far into discussion. we'll have those conversations a little later. >> he only had a comment about how to do things. why is that new when you just had to come in? >> you agree he has given the only comment? >> yes. >> there will be more meetings between the two. unless chancellor reed decides to leave, she'll be in place at least through the end of this year. still working for mayor fenty, well into next year after they take office, assuming they went to november's general election. >>> and you should know that there is talking anita, of the write-in campaign. it's a long shot, but there is a lot going on. >> what about rumors of her getting married this weekend? >> yes, we did follow her on to the elevator. >> yeah, we saw that. >> get this, we got a response from her fiance, we'll tell you what he had to say about that and her possibility of working somewhere else. >> lots ha
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rhee and if you haven't, can you give us an idea of how that conversation will go? >> i placed a call to her and i didn't get her. i'm sure she's busy today, she's running the schools obviously. but we will talk. >> will you ask her to stay or will you wait until you hear her plans. >> we won't make any plans at all until after the general election. >> reporter: and it may be the least prosperous residents that cost fenty. he promised to work on the transition with gray. he declined to engage on what went wrong, from sweeping all wards four years ago to losing. >> i don't kind of space my tough decision-making and engagement out over a long period of time. i ran every day as mayor of the district of columbia as if it was my last. i worked as hard as i could every day. >> reporter: fenty ruled out a write-in campaign or a run for kwame brown a vacant council seat and said it's unlikely he'll ever run for office again. >>> in maryland, big changes in store for prince george's county thanks to term limits and the primary results. new faces will take the reins in all of the major county o
and a revolver. the same zip ties he used to tie the hands of carr and his girlfriend. then he used the gun to shoot him to death. >> it was senseless. >> senseless and cruel. i'm so sad. >> reporter: again, that was brittany morehouse reporting. in june, dave patent was arresting for assaulting steven carr outside this home. his court date was set for this thursday. he is now charged with second degree murder and is in fairfax jail without bond. >>> just hours from now polls will open and the mayor is in trouble. he is trailing. and tonight both men are chasing last minute votes and our own gary nurenberg was chasing both of them. he was on the campaign headquarters on 6th street to bring us up-to-date. >> reporter: you talk about in a few hours the polls are going to open. for many of the campaign workers on both sides, it's no sleep until the polls close tomorrow night. outside gray headquarters here, we asked why are you guys doing at this hour? the answer loading and unloading what appears to be hundreds of pounds of campaign literature. the blue signs presumably on their way to pollin
in new york on 9/11. >> reporter: and so somebody is telling us something that is not true. keep your comments coming. this is a cancellation of it burning. is that a victory for the radicals, perhaps, or what really is going on here? let us know. the address, mailbag@wusa9.com. make sure to include your name and where you are writing us from. >>> from bad to worse, dc adrian fenty, two people have said that they were in their campaign, promising them jobs in exchange for their votes. >> one or two people who said that they have been offered $100 for their votes. what we did, or what she did meetly was contact the board of elections. as the general council asking for it to be investigated. >> this is a old political trick. you don't have a strong record to run -- strong record to run on, you run away with the allegations that are based for my opponents, that's pretty much respecting it in this election. but i don't think that the citizens will let him get away with it. >> the thing is, this is the no the first contriver -- not the first controversy. a fenty supporter was paid $100 to
good news, too. a lot of green cars on the map. >> that tells us everyone is moving at speed. thank you so much, tom. >>> we are kicking off the 6:00 hour and only one report of an accident to tell you about. this is north frederick avenue at montgomery village avenue. you want to be careful heading that way. we are also tracking your outer loop and want to show you the conditions out there. but first to 66 and show you we are slowing down from 50 to 123. the good news no incidents or accidents along the way. switching the shot over and take you to the capital beltway. the outer loop is filling out between university over to georgia avenue. and 395 is how we will wrap it up from duke to seminary starting to slow down. minor delay but that, andrea, is building. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. more endorsements for baker. he is running for prince georges county executive. former county executive will announce their support later today. >>> a report coming out today will show our roads are safer. the number of people killed on the nati
real soon as kristen's been telling us. in seven minutes we'll get a live report from naghead. you can track earl and other hurricanes the home page at wusa9.com. >>> police barricade situation in walkersville, maryland is over. the man inside the home is being checked out of the hospital. the standoff ended just after midnight over seven hours after it began. officers entered the room where the man was held up. they found himlying in a bathroom in need of medical assistance. it all started yesterday evening when maryland state police received a call about a man threatening himself and others. >>> new this morning the secretary of defense is in iraq in, robert gates is there meeting with u.s. troops about their new role. it comes hours after president obama addressed the nation. he said our combat role in iraq is over. >> the united states has paid a huge price to put the future of iraq in the hands of its people. we have sent our young men and women to make enormous sacrifices in iraq. and spent vast resources abroad at a time of tight budgets at home. >> the president said he spo
scene. >> reporter: using canine tracking, there was a video camera on the school that allowed them to figure out how many people were there, and roughly the direction they were heading in. >> reporter: police say whack posed with the murder weapon and poseed the pictures online as dna was found inside the victim's car. >> reporter: now, normally, under these kinds of circumstances, the accused would have gotten 15 to 25 years in prison, but the court decided to give him 30 years in prison because of the nature of the crime. reporting live, armando cruel. back to you. >>> well, if you really want to know who d.c.'s mayor was going to be last night, you likely had to sacrifice some sleep. the election results were surprisingly slow in coming, left a lot of us scratching our heads as to what was going on. >> as brittany morehouse explains, the city took an aggressive overhaul of the election process, something that may not have been quite ready for prime time. >> we're taking the long way around. >> reporter: as if he didn't have enough on his hands, he takes us room by room. >> perso
are cooling with. everybody please use caution. a couple of extra minutes early to avoid the bigger delays this morning. on the outer loop, we are filling in from new hampshire to georgia avenue. so far this delay plus five minutes in the car. moving to inbound new york avenue. looks like we are slow from the times building past this point at bladensburg road. okay approaching florida avenue. 95, you are delayed between duke over to seminary. expect these bumpers to start to stack up shortly and one big delay we are tracking that comes before this on 95 northbound, just dragging along between the prince william parkway and lorton and then in the express lanes the hov lanes at lorton is where we have crash activity and drivers start to back up at 123. that's the latest. back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> let's check on how things are in leesburg, virginia. kristin fisher is live tracking our storm alert. some are seeing rain, others reason. what are you seeing, kristin? >> we are seeing more rain now. it has been stop and start throughout the morning. when i first saw you at 5:00 there w
eastbound lanes closed. drivers being forced to use that exit 87 to get on to 29 and from there they can hop on to route 40 or 99 to get around it throughout the morning rush because it looks like officials will be out there until at least 8:00 this morning. taking it to the district. we have fire activity to tell you about. it has mown pleasant closed between irving and tenth. this is in northwest. we also know that lamont is closed between 16th and 17th. we also know that 66 is slowing down. we take it outside to virginia. 234 to route 28. a lot of taillights here stacking up. the same approaching route 50 to nutley. 495 in virginia no incidents or accidents out here. but just volume and you are going to want to take it easy as you come off and on those ramps out there. you want to watch for standing water. andrea, over to you. >>> thank you, angie. >>> you know told town alexandria will see flooding in this storm. let's go live to jessica doyle. she's live along king street. how are the conditions now? >> i can tell you the rain has started to taper off a little bit. we have seen it comin
, grabbed a beer and went down the emergency chute. he is charged with criminal mischief. >>> the u.s. is bidding to host the 2018 to 2022 event and washington could host some of the games. rfk stadium held games in 1894. >>> also today employees at discovery communications head back to work. their offices are back open for the first time since the standoff. lindsey mastis live in downtown silver spring with more on the story. good morning, lindsey. >> reporter: good morning. discovery's 1900 employees were granted what is called liberal leave. that means they didn't have to come back to work until today. so far we have seen some people walking around the building but it is still early. some employees returned to the discovery headquarters the next day, right after the attacks because during the evacuation many people left their personal items like car keys, clap tops and cell phones. discovery had a dozen grief counselors on hand to help employees. >> it just makes me really sad that these kinds of senseless acts of violence are going on and people can't find a more creative way to p
of us. a little hot for this time of the year. average high is 83. we will push 90. yesterday 87 and there's not much in the way of moisture or cloudiness to help to dim the sunshine. show you what is going on. we had showers to the north. nothing coming our way. in fact they are in to northern new york and northern new england and around here a clear sky this morning. it is milder than yesterday morning when we had some 40s out there. right now 60s to 71 at pax river at the naval air station. 57 cumberland. that's the cool spot. winchester 63. locally manassas and sterling and leesburg 64. so is rockville and 61 columbia and laurel. 62 for our friends in crofton. arlington 68 and here in washington we sit at 70 at reagan national. 73 by 9:00. 84 by noon and 88 at five with the high around 90 degrees. the front comes through tomorrow bringing us changes by thursday and friday. i will have that at 5:15. right now it is 5:01 and here's angie. >>> rise and shine. welcome to the 5:00 hour. right now it is all good outside. move it to 66. taking you live eastbound so far moving at spe
. lindsey mastis joining us live. what do we know about how the is doing on the. >> police say the woman is at the washington hospital trauma center with life-threatening injuries. it has been two day and she's still fighting for her life. where she was hit is just down the street by the tree. police say she was walking along the road. they are not sure whether she was crossing it when a vehicle came bay and she ended up near the backside of this pickup truck. that is 20 feet away. witnesses say she flew through the air. >> we were coming in to the yard and we heard a big boom. >> it didn't take neighbors long to find the 24-year-old woman allock side the road. >> her leg is on the axle and she is laying face down. her flip flops in he middle of the road and her phone broke. >> reporter: police don't know if she was trying to cross the street or walk alongside it. all they know is the car that hit her never stopped. >> the driver should know they hit something. >> reporter: the corporal with montgomery county police say they have a description of the car. >> small, dark sedan, possibly a
on whether to allow a company to sell genetically engineered salmon to u.s. consumers. if approved by the fda this would be the first ever genetically engineered animal allowed for human consumption. manuel gullegos joins us live with the implications. a big decision here. >> reporter: that's right. what the federal government is considering is whether genetically engineered salmon that grows twice as fast as wild salmon should be allowed to go to the public. this is salmon grown and harvested in captivity and many consumers feel it's not a good idea because they are scared of it. it is not just a fish story. you could soon be eating genetically engineered salmon. using growth hormone from chan oak salmon, it is claimed that these eggs can grow full market size fish in half the time as wild salmon. they say it is safe and will create jobs. >> we can bring an industry back to the united states and provide americans a safe and sustainable high-quality seafood. >> reporter: the food and drug administration agrees it is safe but is waiting for an advisory panel opinion before approving it for sal
of rain in eastern north carolina. obviously flooding is going on there. this will be with us for the day. maybe lessening later in the afternoon. you can see how the moisture continues to stream north. look at those deep oranges. the deep tropical rich moisture moving north. with that and a storm tracking to this west. a tornado watch until 7 a.m. this is a short lived one. i imagine this will be replaced after 7 a.m. and basically everyone east of 95 including washington, much of howard county, eastern montgomery, down to the northern neck, southern maryland, eastern shore. tornado watch until 7 a.m. and as far as the flood watch, we have the flood watch until 9:00. the counties in green, which is the entire metro, southern maryland down to fredericksburg out to loudoun, eastern faulkier, prince william, manassas city, fairfax, that is a flood warning. through 9:00 p.m., a flood watch. the flood warnings go until 10:45 this morning. and as far as our rainfall projections potential any way through 1:00 this morning. we are still looking. see those yellowish areas, that's eight to ten inc
:30 this morning. as a result of this, you want to use route 40 or 99 as the alternate. take it over to 270. slick road conditions from frederick to the split but no major problems to get there. a water main break in chevy chase. this is willard road between river road and north park avenue. and that's where we have crews on the scene trying to get this under control. avoid the area. in to dc we go. inbound new york avenue, the drive is very wet. take it slow and watch for high water. 95 in virginia, we still are keeping an eye on an accident past 630 near stafford and overall you are doing okay trying to get to that micking bowl. andrea, over to you. >>> as howard told us we are under a flood watch until 9:00 p.m. and jessica doyle is joining us live from alexandria where heavy rain always prompts concerns of flooding. the puddle near your foot is getting deeper, it seems. >> it is indeed and this is what people will see when they are driving an today and walking to work. this is a very good day to have go learn. we have puddles accumulating here in old town alexandria. i'm on king street where i
. it is the next front on thursday night and friday that has more promise for us. 59 easton and cambridge. 70 if you believe it in orange. winchester 67. up the road, martinsburg 58. manassas is 59. frederick and gaithersburg 57 and andrews is 62. we have 66 a couple of clouds mixing up there. 59 on the dew point and the humidity is 78% and a light southwesterly wind at six. it was calm last hour. so the front is up in this part of the world, but there's no real weather with it. you see showers across new york state and to the west, as well. storm system gathering in the middle of the country. that's going to be moving toward us. first we get the front. perhaps a few clouds with it this afternoon and this evening. tonight mainly clear. winds will start to relax as that storm pulling away -- pulls away. as we head to thursday look at this through the midwest. that could bring us shower activity on thursday night in to friday morning. this is igor, another perspective and if this doesn't turn it is right on-line for the northern leeward islands but the good news with the storm, even though it i
>>> hello. i'm jc hayward. thank you for joining us. a developing story from bethesda, maryland is topping our newscast this afternoon. montgomery county police say they are looking for a man who took a shot at his exgirlfriend this morning. the woman was not harmed, but joshua prince is considered armed and dangerous. he is on the loose with a high- powered rifle. bruce leshan has more information in this live report. bruce? >> reporter: this is so close totaledden middle school and walter johnson high school that police ordered both schools locked down, code blue. that has been lifted now because police think it is more likely than not that he has fled the area but police are on the scene in case he comes back. it happened right behind me. police say the 32-year-old josh la prince fired at at least one shot at his exgirlfriend who was outside of her apartment on rock forest drive. she ran for her life, banging on neighbors ' doors pleading for someone to take her in. she had apparently got an restraining order against prince a week ago. tactical teams surrounded the area but t
to keep us safe. >> it's insensitive to other people's religions. on the other hand, you know, only in america. you get first amendment rights. >> the florida pastor says he is within his right to burn the choran, despite these warnings, he since received several death threats. >>> religious leaders here in washington are keeping a close eye on the story and they don't like what they see. as alex reports, they are calling for an end to antimuslim bigotry. >> either because politically or religiously, they simply do not like muslims. >> the message, hatred against muslims will not be tolerated. >> religious leaders cannot stand by in silence. >> top christian, jewish, and islamic are standing by. it's his way to protest the 9/11 attacks and the plan to build a mosque near ground zero. >> we will not be controlled by their fear. we will not be dominated by them. >> this is not the real america and it never has been and it never should be. >> the majority of muslims are law-abiding, are ethical, good people. >> the threat to hurt muslims resinate with many muslims. people who
of us are washing our hands. a study in the "usa today" found 85% of adults say they wash their hands in public restroom rooms. however, when it comes to the sexes, the study says only 77% of men wash compared with 93% of women. >>> it is 8 after the hour. ahead a health alert about peripheral artery disease. it can be deadly if you don't know the warning signs. in three minutes, what you need to look out for. and learn about free testing coming up later this week. >>> right now our ocuss on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> no fog this morning. that's good. a little cool to start but we are in for a good looking tuesday an here. we start the day with 60s and even 50s out in parts of western maryland by 9:00 in the 860s 860s. -- angie has the maryland tuesday traffic. >> that's right. sky 9 is hovering over the roads. a live look at conditions on 4 t 5 near the georgia avenue exit. right now we are watching congestion build on the outer loop. that's the right of the screen making your way from new hampshire avenue to this spot. we are lacking a plus five minutes and gr
>>> hello. thanks for joining us one week after the discovery headquarters standoff, police had another dangerous situation in southeast washington. this time it ended peacefully. our 9 news now kristin fisher was there and has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: it all started 4:30 this morning when a woman walked in to the street, flagged down an officer and told them there was a man pointing a gun at a woman inside of this home. >> our officers responded to the scene, secured a perimeter and summoned our emergency response team [ sirens ] >> it was more than 40, maybe 30 police cars 5:30 this morning. it was a pretty good number of cars. >> reporter: the suspect held the woman hostage four hours inside of this home. finally at 8:30 the suspect surrendered. no one was injure and no shots were fired. police are trying to find the suspect's alleged gun and trying to figure out a motive and the relationship between his suspect and hostage. both are safe and in police custody. neighbors say they are relieved the standoff ended peacefully but are quick to point out all of
mile from the regional airport. >>> it seems many of us don't want to pay for grocery bags. the five cents bag tax is falling short of original estimates but city officials say that proves the program to clean up the anacostia river is working. the examiner reports the bag tax generated $1.5 million during the first fiscal year. officials expected around $4 million. the environmental groups also report they are pulling fewer bags from area waterways. >>> still to come on 9 news now, low-cost carriers and a high-profile bid to increase market share. we will tell you what it means for travelers in our area. >>> plus, in the era of large consolidations and mergers, a store is celebrating its independence. those stories are just ahead. >>> northwest we have clouds but no showers. but hang on to this. we will take you out with titan radar. a lot of activity in richmond and raleigh and that is what we are worried about. we will talk about when that will roll in and track it and we will talk about the morning commute. >>> southwest announced a plan to buy airtran. it could mean cheaper flig
it while you are driving? >> yeah. >> moving? >> i'm good at using the knee. >> you're none honest man. >> i know it's bad. i know it's terrible. sometimes i probably need to turn off my phone, i know. >> reporter: out of four george mason college students randomly chosen, two say they do not text. >> it takes a second to get in an accident. >> if i hear my phone go off, i'll wait until i stop. >> reporter: one admitted he got into an accident while texting. >> i was trying to rush and let someone know i was going to be late so it just kind of added on to everything. >> reporter: they all felt driving wife intoxicate -- driving while intoxicating is worst, but it's just as dangerous according to research. >> the best thing to do is turn it off while driving or put your phone on silent. and now you can down loan an app which puts it on silent and sends the sender a message you are driving. >> if you are on a cell phone and dialing a number and texting a message within five seconds while you are driving, the 4,000-pound vehicle that you are driving goes the length of a football field, wh
>>> we begin tonight with that flood watch. that rain has been pounding us off and on all day long. >>> right now the national weather service issued a flood watch for the entire d.c. area until 8:00 tomorrow morning and we have team coverage keeping an eye on the situation. topper shutt in the weather center live in montgomery county. >> let's get over to topper. the forecast, how much rain tonight? >> that's the heaviest activity we've seen later on tonight just in time for the morning commute. let's start with the watch area, hasn't changed been issued since 3:00 this afternoon, i think the threat diminished but a flash flood watch covers the entire metro area from essentially i-81 all the way to the bay. so overnight then we're looking at a flash flood watch and we're looking at looks like heaviest activity between 3:00 a.m. and about 7:00 a.m. so breezy and muggy. it's really muggy outside. rain and thunderstorms low temperature 65-70 winds increasing. a quick look at doppler radar shows light activity toward baltimore and north of annapolis but we'll come back and track that
on contact us and be part of the wusa9 team. >>> a landmark in fauqier county burned to the ground. our kristin fisher brings us more. >> i don't know how much i liked it until it was burning. >> reporter: cattle manager lindsey easton says he's still in shock. the barn he ran is gone. the fire broke out around 8:00 monday night. massive flames could be seen from miles away. it took firefighters from five counties to finally get the fire under control. 24 hours later, the remains were still smoldering. >> it is really traumatic to see something like that, especially when you have animals inside it and it's pretty hard to look at. >> reporter: when the fire started, this barn was packed full of cattle, so this is where firefighters had to literally saw through the fence to get all of the cattle out. >> it's a miracle. we don't know how many died. we've gotten out over 200 head. >> reporter: at least eight cattle were killed in the fire and there could be more. fortunately, no people were inside when the fire started, but one firefighter was injured. >> transported to fauqier hospital wit
's threat to burn copies of the muslim holy book could endanger u.s. troops serving overseas. christian, carrie jones says he's prepared to burn copies of the choran this weekend to mark the anniversary of the september 11 attacks. leaving open the possibility he'll change his mind. >> want to send a clear message to the peaceful muslims. we have freedom of speech. we have freedom of religion. they are more than welcome to be here. more than welcome to worship. more than welcome to build mosques, but our 9/11 demonstration, our 9/11 protest is to send a clear message to the radical element of islam that we will not tolerate that in america. >> un-american and the u.s. commander in afghanistan says the image of a burning choran would insight more violence. delia joins us with more from our local military community. >> they will let general patraeus speak for them on this issue. however, lotteds of folks here in town agree and share the same fear that this protest could spark more violence. in the town of quantico, where american flags fly just steps from the marine base, love of count
, if you are heading to the pentagon metro station you want to take that detour to use the covered canopy. the good news is if i sound like i'm talk atlantic gibberish and you have to idea what i'm talking about, don't worry, metro has posted signs in the metro station to direct people as to what they need to do because of the changes. and you will have to go ahead and get used to them. they will likely stay in affect until 2012. the department of defense is working on building a security check point at the pentagon but it will be a while. it won't be complete until 2012. get used to these things. they will likely be in place until then. >> dunn sound like jibbering. but a lot of information we need to hear. >>> police hope a driver's side mirror left at the scene of a hit and run will help them to identify the car. it happened on carroll avenue and piney branch road. witnesses told 9 news now what they saw. >> she is laying face down her flip flops in the middle of the road her phone is broke and maybe she was bringing food for her family or something. >> reporter: at point we only know
proud of our team. >> a huge win for us but at the same time we didn't play the way we are capable of playing. that's a little discouraging but we will watch the film and learn from this and get better. >> exciting to see them make plays like today. offensively we have to close out ourself. fourth down, 3rddown, get in the red zone we have to score touchdowns. >> it is victory monday. shanahan gae gives the player the day off and on to the texans. dave owens, 9 news now. >>> people across the region are exhausted but happy after watching the late night redskins win. lacks lake we are not the only ones that had to come out to work or be out and about early in the morning following a late- night win. >> these people have been here since 11:00 last night and now we are starting to see some redskins fans filter in here and one brought a copy of the "washington post." the headline reads win is as good as gold. redskins new era under shanahan begins with is victory. i have stolen the copy of the "washington post" from jeff. thanks for joining us. you stayed up late to watch the game. wha
residents recommended the ban after the county received an increase in requests to use the space. the county board established a policy that allows up to ten groups at a time to install displays on the courthouse grounds but now that same commission that started it all is now asking the board to reconsider. andrea? >> before you go, as you said we have been talking about this almost a year now. what can we expect at ted's meeting? >> well, today we are expecting the big vote. this is what we have been waiting on for several months now. the county board, the loudoun county board will be voting today. right here in this building at t 30. last night, of course, they listened to the temperature from residents at the public hearing but today is the big day that we should be getting a vote. back to you. >> finally a vote that is an answer. >> i know. >> all right. thank you. >>> new this morning, police investigate a bomb threat on an international flight. while you slept, the fbi scoured its high airways flight. the threat was found scrolled on a bathroom mirror. they searched the plane and spoke
in the lower 80s. thanks for joining us. right now we begin with 95 southbound. we have construction at 218 area. going northbound you are fine. this should be clear inspection the next half hour or so. moving to the outer loop, everything is clear from t 5 to -- 95 to 270. smooth sailing. virginia, 86 eastbound, making your way manassas and beyond, looks like a nice quiet commute. take you to 395, tracking the northbound trip here. you want to watch for that traffic pattern at the 14th street bridge. that's where you are forced to lose a left listen. wrap it up before this. 95 northbound no complaints making your way from fredericksburg to the springfield interchange. back to andrea. >>> at 7:00 this morning, polling stations will open across the district, even though this is only primary day because of the city's overwhelmingly democratic population. voters will essentially be choosing their next mayor. by all accounts mayor fenty is in trouble. polls show him trailing vincent gray. both men tried to earn last movie minute support. >> reporter: gray met commuters at the metro station and
are lawful and found that laken's motives are irrelevant, at least until sentencing. it is impossible for us to put on a defense without them. >> reporter: you have nothing left? >> we have been deprived of everything. what is left? >> reporter: the obama campaign did release a short form certification of live birth. it shows the president was born in honolulu, the state health director and registrar of vital statistics say state law prevents them from releasing the original birth certificate with the signatures. >> president clinton said he didn't have sex with that woman, monica la wince lieu wins key. what are they trying to hide? >> reporter: the military judge did delay the start of the trial for a month to give the defense more time to ask that court of appeals for help. >> if the appeals court goes against lieutenant colonel laken too, then what is he going to do? he's left with what they call the good soldier defense and what that basically draws on is 18 years of military service, his rank, the fact that he's served previously in bosnia and that he's deployed before to afghanistan
. reporting live, peggy fox, 9news now. >> thanks for taking us to all those locations, peggy. elsewhere in virginia, a driver tried to make it through high water ended up in need of a big rescue, that despite of a big sign. rescuers rescued two people. police believe the driver simply disregarded the warning. >>> and here's another reason not to do that. this car got stuck in some high water this morning in vienna. the water came up 2 feet near the intersection of old courthouse road. the water receded after workers cleared out the storm drain. top. >> you know, southern maryland was a bulls eye for this morning's heavy rain and could be the bulls eye again tonight. many people who live along the chesapeake bay had to pile sandbags along their front doors. and in lusbee, the weather cracked one home's foundation. scott. >> topper, chesapeake ranch estates is where i am. officially down in solomon's, 7.3 inches of rain. a phenomenal amount of rain. it created mud slide conditions in front of this house. pushing water and mud completely through the foundation. >> a house completely und
't feel that warm. this morning some showers spilled in to last night. but nothing near us. we need some rain. nothing is coming here today. there's a front coming tomorrow but rain chances with that are fairly slim. temperatures have fallen to the 50s in a few spots in the mountains but a warmer looking map than it was 24 hours ago. locally 63 sterling and reston. fairfax is 71. columbia and laurel 62. crofton and andrews air force base 83 and springfield and brandywine are 88 along with arlington. manassas 64 and dc 69. 70 reagan national. going to 84 by noon and 88 at 5:00. topping off at 90 with south winds ten miles an hour. front tomorrow, we have a cool down and a chance of rain in the seven-day forecast. i will let you know when that will happen with when i see you in a few minutes. right now time for traffic. >>> hope you are off to a terrific tuesday. we begin in maryland and looks like everyone is doing fine. nice quiet commute out of frederick past 121 to the split. our next stop moves us to virginia. 66 eastbound. everyone is fine this way. moving at speed. moving to the map
, and that's where scott broome joins us. scott, just how bad are things where you are today? >> reporter: well, just a lot of rain fall here. i was looking at the computer at the naval air station south of us. 8 1/2 inches of rain. i'm in the chesapeake ranch estates here in lusby. take a look at this house behind me here. a mud slide. this front yard got so saturated with water, the yard literally slid under the foundation of this house, completely took out the foundation. this house has been condemned. completely unlivable with mud and water in the basement. just one example of the woes here in calvert county and further north in annapolis. a really miserable day with flooding. >> 10:00 a.m., high tide in annapolis. waterfront merchants scrambling to sandbag their store fronts in a miserable pounding rain. >> my basement is flooding because of all the heavy rain coming in from my neighbor's lots. >> but at the unfortunately named storm brothers ice cream factory, the battle was lost. when raw sewage began bubbling up from drains and water began cascading in, reid tried to fight back
the start. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjective that are absolutely shocking. >> reporter: the mayor won't say he was personally hurt when he was trailing the councilman. but his wife of 13 years, the mother of his three children said it for him. >> it was heartbreaking to think there was so many people in this city, in his city, the city he was born and raised in, that feel he's disconnected from the issues. >> how is it that the city is so divided racially? the majority of the white people love the job you're doing and the black people are just the opposite. >> it is bigger than me, that is for sure. obviously it is a disconnection that is more than just results. we need to bridge that disconnection. >> he wanted every precinct. but heading into the primary a poll shows a majority of african-american voters have given up on him. >> i think it is because they don't know him and he didn't give them a chance to get to know him. >> i think that is part of him being a young politician, and not being able to read what people want to see and feel. >> she says she's
this morning? >> yes. we know people looked at both of us since those polls came out and looked at both of our records and say fenty has some things he has to work on second term but far and away much more competent. >> reporter: so far more than 22,000 people have cast ballots in the early voting in dc commended. >>> maryland republican gubernatorial candidate robert ehrlich received the endorsement of john mccain. he is trying to recapture the office he lost to the current o'malley four years ago. his former vice presidential running mate, sarah palin has already endorsed maryland business investor brian murphy. that's in the gop primary. for more on the candidates, check out our voters ' guide at wusa9.com. just click on extras. >>> police are looking for a man they say shot an armored car driver this afternoon. this happened around 2:00 at the popeyes on malcolm x avenue. the driver and his partner were making a delivery and pickup at the restaurant and that's when the witnesses say a black male shot the guard in the face. as he got out of the armored car. >> he walked -- he just walked up
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